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Excessive, unjust, and expensive: Fixing Connecticut's probation and parole problems

Cover of report on CT's probation and parole problems

Probation and parole are "too big to succeed": Nationally, these "alternatives" to incarceration drive 42% of prison admissions every year, often punishing people for noncriminal violations. In Excessive, unjust, and expensive, we use Connecticut as a case study to show how modest reforms can dramatically reduce the number of people ensnared in these programs and ensure they serve as tools for decarceration, rather than pathways to reincarceration.

Mass incarceration, state by state

Learn about the national prison crisis and how we can begin to turn the tide on mass incarceration. Then, drill down to your state.

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